MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Passware, Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software for computer forensics, law enforcement organizations, government agencies, and private investigators, announces that Passware Kit Forensic v.12.5 can now recognize hard disk images and containers, such as TrueCrypt, BitLocker, PGP, etc. during a computer scan. For a computer forensic professional this means that no evidence is hidden inside a volume.
During a computer scan, which typically takes less than an hour, Passware Kit Forensic displays all encrypted files and hard disk partition images. Previously, there was no way to identify quickly an encrypted container on a file system where important data could be hidden.
"One of the major obstacles in any digital investigation is the ability to examine the contents of password-protected files and hard disks," said Dmitry Sumin, CEO of Passware, Inc. "Today more than ever, digital evidence plays an important role in many criminal investigations and Passware is often the password recovery and decryption software of choice. We allow computer forensic investigators professionals to conduct a thorough investigation by easily identifying, detecting, and decrypting hidden files. The latest version of Passware Kit Forensic extends the success of such investigations with the ability to find all encrypted volumes on a suspect's computer."
The latest release of Passware Kit Forensic now ensures that no evidence is hidden, as it provides users with a list of all encrypted containers, hard disk partition images, and files that look similar to containers. In addition to this information, the software also lists detailed information about the container including encryption type, MD5, and difficulty on recovering the password.
Further decryption of TrueCrypt, BitLocker, and PGP containers is also possible with Passware Kit Forensic.
Other key features of Passware Kit Forensic 12.5 include password extraction from Windows 8 hibernation files, and improved hardware acceleration of password recovery processes on AMD ATI graphic cards. Learn more about Passware Kit Forensic 12.5: http://www.lostpassword.com/news/pnl67.htm.
Product Demonstrations at CEIC 2013
Passware Kit Forensic 12.5 will be presented at CEIC 2013 – Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (Orlando, Fla., May 19-22, 2013), one of the largest conferences in the digital investigations field.
In co-operation with Guidance Software, the leading provider of computer forensics software and the conference host, Passware will hold a lab "Protected File Analysis in Practice Using EnCase with Passware" (May 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.). In this lab, both companies join forces to show attendees the practical efficiency gains possible during casework to examine the contents of password-protected files.
Pricing and Availability
Passware Kit Forensic is available directly from Passware and a network of resellers worldwide, and can be purchased in a bundle with EnCase – the leading eDiscovery solution by Guidance Software. The price is $995 with one year of free updates. Additional product information and screen shots are available at http://www.lostpassword.com/kit-forensic.htm.
About Passware, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Passware, Inc. is the worldwide leading maker of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software. Law enforcement and government agencies, institutions, corporations and private investigators, help desk personnel, and thousands of private consumers rely on Passware software products to ensure data availability in the event of lost passwords. Passware customers include many Fortune 100 companies and various US federal and state agencies, such as the IRS, US Army, US Department of Defense (DOD), US Department of Justice, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Transportation, US Postal Service, US Secret Service, US Senate, and US Supreme Court.
More information about Passware, Inc. is available at http://www.lostpassword.com/. Passware is a privately held corporation with its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. and a software development and engineering office in Moscow, Russia.
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